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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
  Pure as the first blush of day.  1
                Stands at gaze
As might a wolf just fasten’d on his prey.
  Substantial as the shadow of a shade.  3
  Sure as death.  4
Swift almost as a human smile may chase
A frown from some conciliated face.
  Stand unmoved, like a rock ’mid raging seas.  6
                Your women
Are like new plays, which self-complacent authors
Offer at some eight hundred royals each,
But which, when once they’re tried, you purchase dear
Eight hundred for a royal.
  Melted like a phantasm.  8

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